mercoledì 18 aprile 2018

I practised for 5 hours yesterday.

I'm playing at an open mic night with my son in about a week and a half. I'm on guitar and he's on bass. We planned to do Billie's Bounce and Stella by starlight, but we decided to add a third tune - Cherokee.

CHEROKEE.

As you can hear, it's a fast tune. Last time I played it (on double bass), the young cats I was playing with played it at 350bpm! I was pleased I had my bow at solo time because I can play faster with the bow!

young cats
When you're soloing, those fast runs you can hear Wynton playing are the equivalent of 700 notes per minute. That's about 12 notes per second. FAST.

Now I've never played that fast on the guitar (it's really my 3rd instrument) and, although we plan to keep it down to about 300bpm, I know I've got some practice to do. That's for damn sure.
I did 4 hours on the guitar yesterday, along with 30min on my bass and 30min on my violin. I'll try for another 4 hours of guitar today, along with cutting trees (but that's another story).

I think I've only done 5 hours in a day about twice before in my life, so I'm really interested to see what it does to my guitar playing if I can do it regularly over the next two weeks. It's not just a matter of sitting there and twiddling your fingers. You need to have a clear purpose and know how to practise productively.

So, that said, I'd better head off.
Ciao, ciao.

17 commenti:

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

I trust it will all go well.

Just a thought though.
You are going to practise and then cut down trees with your guitar.is this why they call it an axe?

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

No, silly, a chainsaw.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

The Curmudgeon, you are one hell of a character! Israel Folau wouldn't like you though, but that's a guy with very good footie skills but a very small brain.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

So how'd the practice, sorry practise go?

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Probably not wise to have a chainsaw near a double bass - it might give Shelley ideas.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

'Practice'. Noun.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

So how'd the practise, sorry practice go?

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

4hr 20min. Went pretty well.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Sounds like a marathon to me.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Just the two of us left now.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

I underestimated the power of my boycott.

Robert ha detto...

You have no power except through God. God created everything and that is that!

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Well, that's that sorted.

Robert ha detto...

Robert smiles.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

That latest (deleted) post of yours lasted longer than expected.

Why don't you, like millions of other sensible people, dump Facebook. It's insidious and dangerous.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Yeah you're probably right but it's good for watching the kids.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Mmmm .... OK.
Have you tried using tracking devices on their cars or in their clothing?
Hidden CCTV in their homes work well also.